The brokenness never ends. It can leave us asking whether God is worth following and why, for heaven’s sake, he isn’t fixing things.
Whether we like it or not, life is monotonous. We do the same thing day after day, and it often feels like we have nothing to show for it. The laundry keeps piling up. The traffic on the road is always backed up. The coffee pot always burns the brew. The spacebar on the keyboard at work always sticks.
It’s easy to fall into the routine of looking at others for approval in an effort to determine our own levels of success. Here are a few tips for avoiding the comparison trap and maintaining a healthy perspective.
When sleepless nights seem impossible and stretch marks make angry faces in the mirror, your love for your baby will overwhelm it all, making the challenges of parenting not only doable but absolutely worth it.
When my husband and I first got married I found myself so wrapped up in becoming the perfect wife. I…
Switchfoot’s latest album was released on July 8, 2016, and it is a powerful new album which raises big questions…
“We’re all gonna die,” whispered a sullen Sufjan Stevens at the climax to his song “Fourth of July” at Coachella this summer. The concert had been a fairly predictable Sufjan concert: feathery wings were present for his performance of Seven Swans and he had already smashed a banjo.
When I thought about the church’s fascination with tithing, it struck me that Jesus never taught about it.
There are questions worth asking in life. Did I put deodorant on? Did I forget to pay my credit card bill? Should I eat the re-fried beans considering I’m on a date? These are helpful questions.
I began to see that the amount of melatonin in my skin might have more to do with my experience as an American than I’d realized.
When did we stop loving our neighbor and start hating anyone who wasn’t a cookie cutter image of ourselves? Jesus set forth an amazing example of love when he commanded us to love our neighbors—ALL our neighbors.